Jacob Jonas The Company will present To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier, a free two-night dance festival on the Santa Monica Pier, on April 29 and 30. The festival will incorporate live performances featuring work from local and international artists, as well as dance short films curated by festival partner Dance Camera West.
Kids Dance, the student performance troupe of Ballet Tech, will present its annual performances at The Joyce Theater in NYC on June 8-11. Choreography by Eliot Feld, Laura Careless, and a trio of Juilliard alumni will be featured.
New Dialect, a contemporary dance collective of 12 artists based in Nashville, is reviving its work H E A P, which premiered in November at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. It will present a special pop-up installation of H E A P in the War Memorial Courtyard on April 27. Following this free performance, New Dialect will prepare for a residency in the Rocky Mountains and its intensive this summer.
Center Dance Ensemble, a nearly 30-year-old modern dance company based in Phoenix, Arizona, will celebrate the poetic impact of movement and words as it presents its 2016-17 Season Finale, American Voices, on April 23 at Herberger Theater Center, where it’s in residence.
Disney Theatrical Productions has announced the highly anticipated cast of Frozen: The Broadway Musical. The production is scheduled to open in Spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre in NYC.
The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is known for discovering some of the most promising young ballet dancers on today’s scene. The 2017 YAGP New York City Finals finished recently and many dancers were awarded prizes and scholarships to schools worldwide.
Dance Teacher Web and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have come together to create a cutting-edge curriculum that produces great results for dance teachers. Instructors looking for training, certification, or just some fresh inspiration are invited to join the course this July 24-27 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. It's a highly popular extension of the Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo.
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater in NYC with a program of all-female choreographers this week, from April 18-23.
Victory Dance Project, under the artistic direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 – 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in NYC. The season will open with a celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company’s Woman of Valor Award.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana recently announced the program for its annual New York City season, set for May 16–21 at BAM Fisher. This 2017 Season will present new dance works by contemporary Spanish choreographers, along with other repertory and showcase solos, all accompanied by live music.
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia is set to launch a North American Tour on May 11-13 in Toronto, ON, Canada. The company will present Boris Eifman’s Red Giselle, which the San Francisco Chronicle previously called “one of the great dramatic ballets of the 20th century.”
Just off the smashing success of its recent performance of The Sleeping Beauty, Oklahoma City Ballet will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 21-23 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.
Eurotard Dancewear and Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival are joining forces to offer cash grants to young performing artists in a special event during Barefoot’s 2017 festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14 in Buford, GA.
STOMPING GROUNDS, a free performance series produced by The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), kicked off this month at the Chicago Cultural Center. The annual series, now in its third year, spotlights the Windy City's exceptionally diverse percussive dance community.
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will present its annual BFA Spring Dance Performance on April 26 – 28 in Bing Theatre. The mixed bill will feature new and classical works by various dance heavyweights, like renowned choreographer William Forsythe.
Nashville-headquartered Dance Network recently announced the online premiere of the new documentary film Dance Family exclusively on its dance-centric digital network. Dance Family shares the story of how Star Dance Alliance (SDA) became one of the world’s largest dance competition circuits, now operating in 16 countries around the globe.
During April – which is Dallas Arts Month – numerous dance companies will each lead one session of the free outdoor fitness series Local Motion in the Dallas Arts District of Texas. Soon contemporary dance will be led by Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, modern dance by Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Broadway dance by Michael Sylvester of the Dallas Theater Center.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, a 32-year-old Los Angeles-based troupe, is known for creating innovative dance experiences in nontraditional places. The company will soon animate numerous landscapes around L.A. this spring in free performances.
Beginning March 31, Elm City Dance Collective presents its newest original work at Lyric Hall Theater in New Haven, CT. Running through April 8, If You Knew You Then is a patchwork reconstruction of circumstances evolved from revisiting past behaviors and memories of the dancers’ younger selves.
The Weinstein Company’s animated film LEAP! about an 11-year-old orphan who dreams of moving to Paris to become a dancer was originally set to open nationwide on Friday, April 21. But the release date has now been pushed back to Labor Day weekend.
Ballet West will host four of America’s most esteemed ballet companies in Salt Lake City as part of its inaugural National Choreographic Festival on May 19—27. Over two weekends, and with two completely different programs, the event will celebrate new works that will challenge and advance the art form.
Che Malambo, a powerhouse company of 14 Argentinian “gauchos” (cowboys), is touring its awe-inspiring show of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, singing, and whirling “boleadoras” (lassos) around America through May.
This year Ballet Across America is being curated by American Ballet Theatre Principal Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. Hosted by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the series will run April 17-23, with two world premiere commissions among the roster of performances.
Who else is excited about the premiere of the new dance competition series World of Dance? Set for Monday, May 8 from 10-11 pm, the show will air right after The Voice on NBC. It will feature Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough as the judges and Jenna Dewan Tatum as the host/mentor.
Australian dancewear brand Energetiks has announced that shipping to addresses outside Australia is now free when shoppers spend over AUD $100! Orders will usually arrive fast - in five working days or so!
Pixvana partnered with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) to explore the unprecedented possibilities for dance and performance within virtual reality (VR), resulting in the three-minute VR film Silent Resonance.
TITAS Presents, labeled “North Texas’ foremost presenter of dance”, recently announced it will honor the SMU Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance at its annual Command Performance Gala on May 13 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
José Mateo Ballet Theatre in Massachusetts will present three ballets by Artistic Director José Mateo as part of its Taking Flight program on March 24 – April 9. They’ll explore the sweet, the strange and the ominous at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
The American Dance Competition (ADC|IBC) is coming up on March 25-30 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pre-professional ballet dancers will compete for esteemed opportunities and attention from prestigious jury members. As part of the annual festivities, ADC|IBC will also host a celebratory Gala event featuring local and international ballet stars. The special Gala is set for March 30 at The Mahaffey Theater.
Renowned choreographer Trisha Brown, a leader and founder of American postmodern dance, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. The influential artist was 80 years old.